Posted about 3 years ago
i sometimes just think about how much i love homestuck, and like, the reasons i love it. idk i love the story ofc but what i really love and what most people really seem to love too is the characters! because wow holy poop are they relatable. cause theyre really well-written and three-dimensional and theyre like real people. and i relate most closely with like, dave, and dirk, and karkat, but im a little bit of everyone ?? i dunno. like dave is just a lot like myself, he keeps up this constant image you know ?? and i dont necessarily do it on purpose like i didnt wake up one day and be like "im going to pretend that all my emotions and feelings arent there". and then like, dirk you can see that he really hates himself. like, to the literal extreme, he has made an artificially intelligent copy of his mind and he hates it, because it is him. because they're the exact same guy. karkat is always trying to prove himself. he is not weak. he is not a follower. he is strong, he is a leader, he can take care of himself and everyone else. but what makes him so much more real is that he isn't always what he tries to be. he's a very strong character, having survived as long as he has, but at the same time, it doesn't mean he's perfect or invincible, like he wants to be.
basically i love homestuck and i love the characters because i can see myself in them.
i remember how during the arc where jake was ignoring dirk i was having some big propros with my "friend" (used here very loosely) where i was ignoring her so completely because her presence and overbearing was stressing me out and she wouldn't stop messaging me and i couldn't deal with everything. so i just pretended she didnt exist. and with each update, the fandom was trashing jake, and i was trashing jake, and it's cause he was being a jerk, and i was being a jerk too because i was doing it too. so i resolved my problem by just telling her what she was doing and what was happening.
homestuck is good.